Western States Fire Protection - Texas (El Paso)
The Western States Fire Protection El Paso, Texas group services El Paso and the surrounding areas, including western Texas and southern New Mexico. The WSFP El Paso office was opened in March 2007, primarily to handle the Fort Bliss expansion. Bennie Alanis is the current Operations Manager, and was part of the original WSFP team (as a Project Manager) that established the El Paso office. Bennie has over 14 years of experience in the fire protection field; he joined Western States Fire Protection as a Designer, then was promoted to Project Manager, and is now Operations Manager.
There are a total of 25 employees in the El Paso, Texas office, a combination of office staff and field personnel. Field staff includes foremen, fitters, alarm and detection (A&D) technicians, apprentices and inspectors. Along with Bennie, key personnel include Service Manager Eddie Avalos, with over 25 years experience in all phases of fire protection installation and service; Inspections Manager Patricia Olivas, with extensive experience in the fire protection field; and Fire A&D Salesman Armando Alvarado. Numerous WSFP El Paso field staff have NICET Certifications - 1 is NICET Level 4 Certified, 2 staff members have NICET Level 3 Certifications, 1 field employee is NICET Level 2 Certified, and two team members have NICET Level 1 Certifications. Types of projects handled by Western States Fire Protection El Paso include work at (and with) military bases, apartment complexes, general contractors, building managers, construction companies, new and existing residential work, hotels, construction companies, health care facilities, universities, hospitals, Realtors, and convention centers, to name a few.
Bennie Alanis, Eddie Avalos, Patricia Olivas and Armondo Alvarado can be contacted at the El Paso office, as well as through LinkedIn:
WSFP El Paso focuses on providing an outstanding level of customer service throughout all phases of a project or a service call, no matter how small or large the contract job, inspection or service work is, from the smallest to largest customer - every client receives the same exemplary level of customer service. Western States Fire Protection El Paso prides itself as being a one-stop shop, offering multiple fire protection services, including fire sprinklers, backflow operations and testing, fire extinguishers, fire alarm systems, state-of-the-art fire suppression systems, etc. For every prospective client and regular customer, the staff at WSFP will take the time to explain the work that is needed face to face, whether it is sprinkler system remediation, building code upgrades/improvements, A&D work, etc. Bennie and his team are known for correcting any type of fire equipment and fire suppression system problems in the field, arriving at the customer location when promised, and going to any length to get the job done. Through constant training the licensed and certified Western States Fire Protection El Paso field staff can repair and service any fire protection system. As a result, WSFP El Paso has received a number of testimonials, including ones from general contractors, apartment complexes, building superintendents, and residential developers.
The Western States Fire Protection El Paso office and/or staff are members and contributors of the following professional associations and charities:
- Associated General Contractors (AGC).
- Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
- El Paso Apartment Association (EPAA)
- Member, El Paso Chamber of Commerce
- Donor, West Texas Food Bank
What upcoming trends are seen for WSFP El Paso? Bennie Alanis expects Radio Monitoring of fire alarms will be a key growth segment of the fire protection business in the future. The Western States Fire Protection El Paso office currently has a number of customers that are using radio monitoring of their fire protection systems. The radio monitoring equipment is owned and operated by WSFP. With dedicated radio frequencies and emergency backup power supplies, the radio monitoring station systems are not susceptible to power and telephone outages (disadvantages of conventional alarm systems). Bennie also predicts more existing and prospective fire protection clients will be looking for one company for all their fire suppression and fire systems services, which is exactly what the Western States Fire Protection El Paso office offers.